Russian President Vladimir Putin
Putin Views Ukraine War As One He 'Cannot Afford to Lose': U.S. Official Photo by Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

Spoon-bender Uri Geller went back in time in his latest tweet involving Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He warned the leader to beware the Ides of March in case he is killed by his own people like Julius Caesar, reported Daily Star. In a plot involving 60 senators fearing Caesar had become a tyrannical dictator, the Roman emperor was stabbed to death on March 15 44BC. Geller spotted how Putin, who intelligence sources believe he could be having a brain disorder, closely resembles ancient images of the Roman emperor.

The illusionist tweeted photos, and said that the 5 images showed "accurate depictions of the Roman ruler Julius Caesar." Then he asked his Twitter followers if they remind them of anyone. He reminded people that Wednesday is "March 15 - the date the Romans called the Ides of March." He shared that this was the date when "Caesar was assassinated by his own senators." He noted that in William Shakespeare’s play about him, Caesar was "warning to 'Beware the Ides of March.' But perhaps Putin should also fear this date?’’

Prior to Geller's comparison between the two, historian and author Nigel Jones said that though speculation about Putin’s assassination may seem presumptive, such acts had happened before. Jones said that "history is replete with examples of successful assassinations carried out by the intimates of dictatorial rulers." Caesar's killing was one of the examples he gave.

Jones said that when all "decision making has been concentrated in the hands of a single all-powerful ruler, as with Putin, only the physical removal of the tyrant can end the tyranny and lift the danger that he is posing.’’

Meanwhile, diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall, who covered the fall of the Soviet Union, said that Putin "changed a lot" after becoming the President in 2000. While he had initially appeared unconfident in a 2001 interview, by 2006 he had grown "more sure of himself," she said, according to Daily Mail. Putin's desire to "put the country on center stage" had "intensified" in recent years, she noted. According to her, the Russian leader "must justify that what he's doing here is the right thing for Russia," and that in his view, "it's writing a historical wrong."

Putin has "become obsessed with strength being good but weakness bad," said journalist Alison Phillips.

A demonstrator holds a sign depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin
A demonstrator holds a sign depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a rally in support of Ukraine in Miami, Florida, on March 5, 2022. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

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